British police are charging two UK Twitter users with “improper use of a communications network” after hearing a complaint about messages sent to another Twitter user.
Prosecutors said in a statement Monday that 23-year-old Isabella Sorley and 25-year-old John Nimmo, both from northern England, would be charged with “improper use of a communications network” over messages to Caroline Criado-Perez.
This begs the question about free speech and the internet. Should we be allowed to say what we want to say on the internet and social networks like Twitter, Google+ and Facebook? You would think that mature adults can manage themselves without police or authority intervention. At some point will there be laws to govern internet activity and language? I’m very certain it is against the law to threten someone with bodily harm if they are standing right in front of you. It seems only common sense you shouldn’t be doing that on the web either. Tell us what you think in the comments below or on Google+ and Twitter.
Source: FOX 34
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